An update from your Area Director, Dan O'Boyle, PGA

August 2019

Atlantic / Triangle Fall Meeting

The 2019 Atlantic / Triangle Fall Meeting will be held Tuesday, October 29th, at Drive Shack in Raleigh. Thank you to Dr. Robb Wade for his hard work in securing this exciting new venue! The meeting will consist of an education presentation, lunch, and a golf competition. We will share more details as the date approaches. Please mark your calendars for this great event.

Upcoming Pro-Am Events

  • 9/3/19 – Piggly Wiggly Pro-Am, Falling Creek Country Club
  • 9/12/19 – Walnut Creek Pro-Am presented by E-Z-GO, Walnut Creek Country Club
  • 9/30/19 – Kitty Hawk Rotary Pro-Am – Duck Woods Country Club
  • 10/1/19 – Palmer Maples Invitational – Benvenue Country Club
  • 10/3/19 – Kinston Country Club Pro-Am – Kinston Country Club
  • 10/14/19 – Bojangles Pro-Am at Cutter Creek – Cutter Creek
  • 10/21/19 – Star Hill Pro-Am – Star Hill Golf Club
  • 11/4/19 – Emory Stafford Memorial Pro-Am – Sea Scape Golf Links

Please contact the host professional to sign up today. Click Here for other Section events.

Best Practices

From: Tim Wilke, PGA – Belmont Lake Golf Club

We are going to be hiring an Assistant Golf Professional at Belmont Lake Golf Club some time in the immediate future. I will inform you that person’s name in the next update. Everything has gone great at Belmont since mid-April when the faucet was turned off. The golf course is in it’s best shape ever right now. We are doing great. We had the Swing Thought Tour here in June and that experience was outstnading. The players loved the course and conditions and their scores reflected it. The winner was (-17) for three days and won $10,000. Everything else has been great and busy.

From: Zack Winstead, Associate Professional – Nags Head Golf Links

This year has been a great success. We were able to use local people to staff through the busy season. We used college aged young people in the golf shop, F&B, and cart and maintenance staffs. Due to the dry weather through the summer, we were up 10% in rounds of golf over 2018 thinking we will be 15-20% by year’s end. Our pro shop sales of soft goods went great, using tactics such as “Beat the Pro” and “Kick Back Passes” for spending a certain amount on merchandise. Club and equipment sales are down due to internet and big box stores being able to beat our prices. Using internet base tee time systems seems to drive traffic, but at a discounted rate.

In an effort to grow covereage of our events and programs, we ask that you forward any media contacts you may have in your area to myself or CPGA Director of Marketing Sally Morgan, PGA at the section office.

Thank you!

Dan O'Boyle - Atlantic Area Director
Director of Golf
Sea Scape Golf Links
(252) 261-2158